WAS RB Chris Thompson - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Chris Thompson has been a PPR favorite over the past few years. He had a strong season in 2018, finishing with 804 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns despite playing just 10 games. He’s averaged 3.3 receptions per game over the last four seasons, which would come out to 52 receptions over the course of the year.
Thompson has had injury issues, missing 12 games over the past two seasons and limiting him in other games. He’s also a bit buried on the depth chart heading into 2019 as Derrius Guice returns, and so does Adrian Peterson. Washington even brought in Bryce Love with its fourth-round draft pick to complicate things a little more.
2019 Bottom Line
This backfield is a little too crowded to fully trust Thompson in fantasy. He’ll most likely lead all Washington backs in receptions, but his rushing attempts will be slim. He could see extra work as a receiver as the Redskins don’t have a strong receiving corps. Thompson has a lot more value in PPR formats, but even then he’s not much more than a potential late-round flier as a low-end RB3.